Craft & Publishing Workshops



Join other writers and experts in the field to learn about topics relating to writing and marketing your work. These interactive workshops  allow you to dig deeper into your work and learn from other committed writers in a collegial setting.

Winter 2019 Schedule*

January 26

Writing Romantic Scenes for Non-RomanceWriters: A Practical Workshop

with Jennifer Rupp

Designed to ease the concerns you may have about including romance in your writing, we’ll use writing prompts and (non-embarrassing) examples to illustrate important points. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how romantic elements can propel your story—ficion and nonfiction alike—forward and make your novelun-put-downable.


March 9

Writing Short Memoir

with Christopher Chambers

Explore the short memoir: finding subjects and starting points, dealing with the vagaries of memory, and finding your voice. We will read and discuss published examples of short memoir, write some of our own to share and discuss (if you choose).


April 13

Dialogue: The Story Driver

with Robb Grindstaff

Great dialogue drives your plot – not the other way around. Published author and fiction editor, Robb Grindstaff, will discuss real-world methods for writing dialogue that pulls the reader into the story and characters.

*Studio workshops held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 – noon in our studio at 11709 W. Cleveland Ave, West Allis (in the education wing of Holy Trinity Church)